ILLINOIS ARTICULATION INITIATIVE
To Facilitate Interinstitutional Transfer
|Illinois Board of Higher Education|
431, East Adams, Second Floor
Springfield, IL 62701-1418
|Illinois Community College Board|
401, East Capitol Avenue
Springfield, IL 62701-1711
|Meeting Summary for IAI Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting|
Lincoln College, Lincoln, IL, Meyers-Evans Student Center, Carroll Family Alumni Room Wednesday, November 5, 2014
|Members present: : Malinda Aiello(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Ashley Becker(Illinois Community College Board), Lois Bishop(DePaul University), Anne Brennan(City Colleges of Chicago), Marcus Brown(Richland Community College), Mary Herrington-Perry(Eastern Illinois University), Krista Jackson(iTransfer System ), Paula Knopp(Lincoln College), Janice Leuchtenberg(iTransfer System ), Marilyn Marshall(University of Illinois), Tom McGinnis(John A. Logan College), Sheryl Otto(Harper College), Rita Pearson(Eastern Illinois University), Jess Ray(Illinois State University), Richard Stillwell(iTransfer System )|
|Members present virtually: |
|Members Absent: Dan Cullen(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Brian Durham(Illinois Community College Board), Kris Harding(Illinois State University), Thedford Jackson(Highland Community College), Richard Pearce(Heartland Community College), Kristine Young(Parkland College)|
Introductions & Technology
Richard Stillwell wants to revamp the IAI/iTransfer website and asks for input to ease users’ jobs.
Any suggestions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org – Krista, Richard, and Janice all get those emails.
Please include links in emails, browser being used when reporting errors.
Attached files sometimes have issues. If so, please right-click the file and open it in Microsoft Word. That usually works.
According to Marilyn, Chad from MyCreditsTransfer is very appreciative of Richard’s efforts for them.
Boards want to oversee any changes.
We are over half done with panel meetings for this semester.
Sam Wheeler is gone – Ashley Becker is now with ICCB
Adam Julian is gone – Richard Stillwell is now with IAI
Mass Communication Panel wants to split their 916 course into A & B like Math. Studio-focused and Field-focused courses are desired.
Political Science wants to end their S5901 course as no course has ever been approved with that identifier.
Humanities and Fine Arts are looking at all descriptors
Engineering wants to revamp some things with the AES degree
One panel member requests that she be counted as present at the meeting since she voted on courses.
Official voting is done at the meeting not beforehand.
Krista will check the Policies & Procedures, notify her of the decision and copy the boards on it.
Items From Members
Tom – panels requiring 2 syllabi being provided with submissions vs 1 syllabi
4 year institutions don’t have a master syllabus
We should let the institution decide what to submit
Do we need to clearly define a laundry list that applies to all panels?
Requiring 2 increases the chances of disagreement between the 2 syllabi
We need to make a proposal to the Steering Panel for a vote on taking the position that only 1 syllabus is required for submission, and the institution decides
Transfer/articulation is not an exact science
If we require a master syllabus, we must issue a statement to institutions that they must create master syllabi
Academic Trust. We must assume that the syllabus presented is what is being taught.
Consider the creation of a form with all fields required – except Science panels?
Create Model Sample Syllabi but can’t require institutions to use
Institutions may still submit 2 syllabi to cover all material needed, but we will only require 1.
Need to have conversation with all co-chairs of what they really need.
Do all major panels require course number and title for prerequisites? Yes.
Where is the push for legislation to reduce required hours to 60 for degree?
Thought is, better map of non IAI/GenEd courses.
Concern over reducing hours is that students may not be able to complete in 2 years because courses needed for programs are missing.
All Associate degrees or just AE & AS?
Ashley is checking
Jess – Registrar at NIU is an advocate of Reverse Transfer
Anne is hoping for discussion at TC meeting, wants permission for information to be given in transfer (checkboxes in admission)
Involves FERPA permission
Clearinghouse has a million dollar grant to fine a way to share data that isn’t transcripts
Early Childhood Education – this summer, the panel convened via conference call.
General overview of IAI
Talked through 6 original courses, tried to narrow for now
Met in person this Fall
Working through a couple of courses
Probably a year from now, 1 or 2 courses can be submitted for review
The University of Hawaii has contacted iTransfer as a best practices in transfer website
They plan to have more questions in the future
Speech Com and Sociology want their majors brought back since Early Childhood Ed came back
Need a 4 year co-chair for TC’s since Kris Harding has resigned due to accepting a new position.
Kris’ term is up in Spring
Interim co-chair until Spring
Get a volunteer in the next 2 weeks before the TC meeting 11-18-14
Kris is doing the meeting, so an Agenda item can be the election
Jess was asked to do the Interim Spring meeting.
Nominations will be at this Fall meeting 11-18-14
Reverse Transfer will be a topic for discussion at the TC meeting.
People will be broken down into 3 regional groups with facilitators to be asked 4 questions.
Spring IAC Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Lincoln College. TC Meeting will try to be scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
Fall IAC Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday November 3, 2015 at Lincoln College. TC Meeting will try to be scheduled for Tuesday, November 10, 2015.